Joe died the next day from his injuries. There are so many vehicles on the road now that this means there is a huge chance of something terrible happening in this distance. Some of her scenes were recorded with the camera mounted on a towing truck pulling her car; and in some, a double was used. To honor Alex's memory, her family — Jeanne, Johnny Mac, and 12-year-old Katrina — formed an anti-distracted driving advocacy group, the Remember Alex Brown Foundation. But a a million and a half people saw it, and — police say — mostly positive reaction has flooded in. In this horrifying video, one user uses a Snapchat filter to record their deadly speed and then captures their accident on tape.
It almost always takes a personal experience to have any hope of changing behavior. This tragic video includes a story of a young 17-year-old who crashed into a tow truck while looking at a text. In order to address the disconnect between awareness and behavior, the Texting and Driving Prevention campaign aims to go beyond showing people the potential crashes and gruesome end results. You cannot drive safely unless the task of driving has your full attention. Have everyone in the family sign the pledge to commit to distraction-free driving.
To honor her brother's memory, Loren Vaillancourt has been using her visibility as Miss South Dakota 2010 to speak with schools and organizations throughout her state about the dangers of distracted driving. Just yesterday she wanted to make sure she paid her friend back the right amount from when they went to the mall, so she wanted me to add it all up on my phone while she read off the amounts in the receipt while also driving. Three seconds is the time it takes to turn your ignition when starting your car. If you find this video compelling and want to see more of our work, please consider subscribing to our channel and favoriting this video. Just earlier today I was in the car with my husband and noticing how he has never once checked his phone while driving.
Here is that video: Since it often take visual proof to make our teenagers realize the full realities of the dangers of texting and driving, show them a series of scary videos to help drive home the point. Cady was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries and died the next day. Fake information , 123 fake street, etc also falls under this rule. Often, the only thing that can make them stop texting and driving is terrifying visual proof of the consequences. Although her father had warned her against cell phone use behind the wheel, she was texting at the time of the crash. Obliteration This is perhaps one of the most horrifying texting while driving videos ever.
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's , which features a carload of teens perishing in a texting-and-driving accident, is now up to 1. It turned out the driver had spilled his coke and was trying to deal with that rather than pay attention to the road. The result is a very impactive road safety educational tool to help reduce the number of collisions involving young drivers across Wales. Even though she's looking down at her phone every 10 seconds to fix anything that didn't come out right. If you think you can text and drive I question your ability to safely drive. .
She was texting at the time of the crash. Teen drivers are far more likely to be in a fatal accident due to their lack of experience behind the wheel, but 21% of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes were using their cell phones behind the wheel at the time of the accident. Texting while driving, since it is the leading cause of death in American teens, is clearly one of the most costly forms of distracted driving, even more so than drunk driving in many cases. When reporting, please explain why you think it should be removed. In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and half a million were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver. At 55 mph, that's like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed.
There have been many efforts to educate and convey the potential consequences of texting and driving using scare tactics or preachy messaging. In order to address the disconnect between awareness and behavior, the Texting and Driving Prevention campaign aims to go beyond showing people the potential crashes and gruesome end results. Hence, the importance of videos like the one above. State of the art digital special effects were utilised to show the impact of what would happen inside the car during impact. The funded most of it; many of its officers and staff are in it, along with police and fire rescue vehicles and helicopters. Ask your students to commit to distraction-free driving or set a company policy on distracted driving. To honor her memory, Casey's family and friends produced their own video for the U.
So a video of Winston Churchill playing tennis would be allowed, but a video of Theresa May playing ping-pong would not be. I never text and drive but my stubborn as an ox 70 year old father used to all the time and it was infuriating. Fighting for the ones you love in the small ways. Now, throwing out statistics is one way to discourage texting while driving, but appealing to would-be offenders on a personal level, through public service announcements, is probably a much more effective way to get teen drivers to put down their cell phones, save that text message for later, and focus on safe driving. Make the commitment to drive phone-free today.
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. On Glee, head cheerleader Quinn Fabray was in a terrifying accident that left her paralyzed after checking her phone at a stop sign. Americans are highly aware of and concerned about the issue. I've even seen a woman holding up a damn iPad taking video while she drove by. Well, one night, I looked at it just to see who it was, and the person in front of me stopped suddenly as a ball went by the front end of her vehicle. This means that over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving. It depicts a young British girl whose life transforms from family gatherings and innocent playtime to a harrowing struggle to survive.